2016 13" HP Spectre X360 [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [Jaye]
Hello everyone. I've decided to get a 13" Spectre for a test (how this ultrabook feels, screen, ergonomics, battery life etc.) - I'm considering getting 13" Spectre laptop with 8th Gen CPU for my eGPU setup once it will be available.
As for now I was able to check how it works with current i7-7500U 13" Spectre with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD, 4K screen.
Everything was plug-n-play, eGPU are officially supported on this laptop. Thunderbolt 3 controller (15D2) has 4 lanes.
AKiTiO Node, however, doesn't charge this laptop - HP restricted such feature for unknown reasons.
I've tested some games, due dual-core U CPU many or them were performing worse comparing to HQ CPU implementation.
Hi, I have the same laptop as you except mine has an internal Nvidia 940mx. Would your setup still work?
It will work, but you will have slightly less bandwidth (some of the PCIe lanes are allocated to the 940MX). It's not the end of the world (it will still be better than a TB2 connection) but there is a downside to that 940MX in there unfortunately.
2017 HP Spectre x360 15 i7-8550U GTX150 + GTX970@16Gbps-TB3 (HP Omen Accelerator) + Oculus Rift + Win10 (no guide)
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You can read more about tb3 2x link performance by looking into dell xps 15 topic here on forum.
Hi, thanks for the review. You mentioned that the Node doesn't charge the laptop. Since there are two Thunderbolt ports, can it be charged through one port and connected to the Node through the other at the same time?
At least as far as I remember. 🙂
My HP unit on i7-7500U was a test unit - I've returned it.
I own 8550u version now, but unfortunately I can't check this on new model now.